Synopses & Reviews
Harry Bosch's life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer, he's even had to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective's badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he's spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.
Even after three decades, Harry's questions generate heat among L.A.'s top politicos. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that someone wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful...very cunning...and very deadly.
Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has created a dark, fast-paced suspense thriller that cuts to the core of Harry Bosch's character. Once you start it, there's no turning back.
"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." --Kirkus Reviews
"A powerful book." --Houston Chronicle
"Prose that cuts to the quick...A masterfully interwoven plot and gripping suspense." --Library Journal
About the Author
was a police reporter for the Los Angeles Times
and is the author of the bestselling series of Harry Bosch novels, along with the bestselling novels Chasing the Dime, Void Moon, Blood Work
(which was made into a major motion picture),
and The Poet.
Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and novels, including an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolf Prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award. He was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing in 1987.